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Moses Lake, WA: Moses Lake declares hazardous dogs (BSL passed)

Emotion won over logic in a big way in Moses Lake this week.

Please write or call the city and thank councilmembers Brent Reese and Jon Lane for voting against BSL. The next chance to replace the other councilmembers will be at the end of 2009.

The City of Moses Lake, (509) 766-9201
321 So. Balsam (P.O. Box 1579), Moses Lake, WA 98837


Moses Lake declares hazardous dogs

Candice Boutilier/Columbia Basin Herald

City regulates pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios

MOSES LAKE – With a 5-2 vote, the Moses Lake City Council declared pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios hazardous dogs Tuesday night.[…]

Allen Park, MI: Third and final reading of BSL, Nov. 25, 7:00 PM

Crossposted from BSL Updates

The proposed pit bull ordinance is on the Allen Park city council agenda for Tuesday, November 25, 2008.  This will be the third (and final) reading. The city councilman who proposed the ordinance tried to push it through at last nght’s council meeting, but because it was not on the agenda, he was unable to do so.  With this in mind, it is very important that as many people as possible attend the council meeting next week to speak in opposition of and to show a unified stand against the passing of any breed specific ordinance.  Council meetings begin at 7:00.

In addition, please try to get out another round of polte and respectful letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the city officials listed below.

Thank you!

Allen Park, Michigan

Mary Gary J. Burtka

CIty Clerk:  Michael Mizzi
Phone. 313-928-1144

City Council
Felice “Tony” Lalli
Mayor ProTem
Francesco V. Tucci
Beverly J. Kelley
Kyle Tertzag
Kevin A. Rourke
Jim Flynn

Avon Lake, OH: Safety Committee Meeting to discuss BSL, Dec. 4, 6:30 PM

Please attend the Avon Lake Safety Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 4, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. They will be discussing the proposed ban on vicious dogs (which automatically includes “pit bulls” because of Ohio state law).

Original alert and more info here:


Moses Lake, WA: Misleading article title—BSL has NOT passed yet

The Columbia Basin Herald published an article on 11/13 with the following headline and subhead:

Moses Lake to regulate pit bulls

City declares animals hazardous

This gives the impression that Moses Lake has passed BSL. This is not true. The city council has not completed the legally required second reading for this bill. They will be having a public hearing and the second reading for this ordinance at the city council meeting on November 25th.

All residents are encouraged to show up and express your opinion about BSL and about the city council’s unwillingness to accept the recommendations of experts, including their very own committee formed to examine the issue, all of whom advised against BSL.

Although it’s very likely this BSL will pass, there is no reason why the public cannot have their final say. Please do not let this news article dissuade you from attending the public hearing.

Moses Lake, WA: BSL passed first reading; second reading Nov. 25

Crossposted from BSL Updates:

Last night, the Moses Lake city council passed the first reading of their proposed “hazardous dog” ordinance. The ordinance is breed specific. If passed, it would regulate the ownership of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and any mixes thereof.

Second (and final) reading will be November 25, 2008.

The public is welcome to attend the city council meetings and address the council. You do not need to place your name on the agenda. Written materials for consideration must be received by the city clerk by November 20, 2008. The clerk will distribute the materials to the city officials.

I do not have e-mail contact information, so you will have to fax or snail mail your polite and respectful opposition and educational materials to the city clerk.

Jodi Preis
Bless the Bullys


City Clerk
City of Moses Lake
P.O. Box 1579
321 S. Balsam Street
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 766-9201
Fax: (509) 766-9392

City Manager
Joseph Gavinski (509) 766-9201

Mayor Ronald Covey
Deputy Mayor Richard Pearce

City Council
Bill Ecret
Brent Reese
James Liebrecth
Dick Dean
Jon Lane

City council meeting minutes and agendas

Moses Lake, WA article: Moses Lake discusses dog ordinance (BSL suggested)


Moses Lake discusses dog ordinance

By Candice Boutilier
Columbia Basin Herald staff writer

MOSES LAKE – The Moses Lake City Council discussed the dangerous-dog ordinance as it pertains to pit bulls and public safety Tuesday night.

A decision was not made.[…]